10 Steps To Happiness

Hall of famers didn’t always get a hit every turn at bat, but they did get great averages over the long haul. And in life that’s all it takes – have more great days than strike outs.

Keep things simple by setting some standards – some rules to live by, and you’ll greatly increase your odds for a meaningful and happy life.

“Baseball Is Like Driving, It’s The One That Gets Home Safely That Counts”*

Here’s 10 Steps To Happiness:

1. Count Your Blessings

When you realize how much you have going for you, the sun will always shine. Sure, you’ll still have some rainy days, but you’ll make it through them with courage and confidence. Plus, when you’re grateful for all that you are and have, you attract even more to be grateful for into your life.

2. Learn From Your Mistakes

Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you what not to do again. Nobody wins them all, so don’t beat yourself up over your mistakes. Think of them as stepping stones for growth and improvement. Shake them off, and don’t give up because your turn will come.

3. Laugh At Yourself

Sometimes events in your life may seem so ridiculous that the best medicine is laughter. Banish stress and worry by learning to laugh at life’s challenges, then you’re mind will be free to focus on solutions. Never take yourself too seriously.

4. Welcome Every Day With A Smile

Think of every day as a special gift from your Creator. Every day is a golden opportunity to begin again, or to finish what you’ve already started. Today will never happen again, so go boldly into the future by greeting the new day with a smile because you were born to win.

5. Chip Away At The Stone

Take time every day to get to work on your dreams. For example, if you have a calling to play an instrument, then practice at least a half hour every day with one day off per week. Then in some small way, you’re dreams will be coming true, day by day, until your masterpiece is unveiled for all the world to see.

6. Go The Extra Mile

Don’t neglect the little things, or skimp on a little extra effort because that’s a big part of what separates the winners from the losers. No matter what, universal law will always pay you for doing your best. Besides, there are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile because almost every else is taking a nap in that rest area called the comfort zone.

“I Guess My Thermometer For My Baseball Fever Is Still A Goose Bump”*

7. Find Your Purpose

Instill within, and remind yourself often of the fact that you were created for a purpose more than merely existing. You have the power within you to achieve any dream by daring to believe in yourself. Let the vision in your heart soar like a hawk by claiming your birthright as an incredible human being.

8. Live Your Own Life

When you dream big dreams, most of your friends and family will try to keep you stuck in a life of mediocrity along with them by telling you to be realistic. Instead remember that anything great that has ever been achieved, you can also achieve by learning how it was done.

You can learn how to find your purpose and model greatness by listening to NLP: The New Technology Of Improvement {<Free Audiobook}

9. Find The Seed Of Good In Every Adversity

Master this principle and you will arm yourself with a powerful shield that will help you through the darkest of days. Remember that when things are at their darkest, the stars will shine their brightest. Plant the seed of good, and you will reap what you have sown.

10. Happiness Is Within

Don’t think that happiness lies in the completion of some far off goal. Happiness is a state of mind that is obtained when you focus your mind on happy things. Enjoy the journey, and peace and happiness will be yours. Share a smile with others, and believe in your dreams, then welcome the disciplines, and the world is yours.

“A Baseball Swing Is a Very Finely Tuned Instrument. It Is Repetition, And More Repetition, Then A Little More After That”*

All the best, – Herb

Quotes – *Tommy Lasorda, *Vin Scully, *Reggie Jackson.

 

© 2018, Herb Norcott. All rights reserved.

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